Srawberry-Watermelon Cooler

StrawberryWatermelonCooler@NancyCreative Having a slice of watermelon is so refreshing, especially in the summer, isn’t it? Fresh strawberries are another favorite summer fruit of mine. So it seemed like a great idea to whip up a strawberry-watermelon drink. This Strawberry-Watermelon Cooler is a mildly sweet, juicy blend of watermelon, strawberries, lime, and honey. It’s not quite as thick as a slush, so I call it a cooler. You can easily turn this into a smoothie by adding 1/2 cup of strawberry or vanilla yogurt and a small banana to the rest of the ingredients to make it creamier. It’s perfect for sipping on during a hot summer afternoon!

STRAWBERRY-WATERMELON COOLER by NancyC Makes 2 large (12-ounce) servings

  • 2 1/2 cups cubed watermelon (seeds removed)
  • 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries (stems removed)
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice (fresh or bottled)
  • 1 cup ice cubes or crushed ice
  • 1 to 2 Tablespoons honey
  • Optional: slices of lime for garnish

Put watermelon, strawberries, lime juice, ice, and honey into a blender; blend on high speed until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses and serve. Add a slice of lime for garnish if desired.

Watermelon is also great to use in fruit salads. Do you eat watermelon often during the summer? Do you have a favorite summer recipe you like to use it in? Linked to Fiesta Friday, Inspire Me Monday, Full Plate Thursday, Inspiration Tnursday, Let’s Get Real Friday, Show and Share.

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42 thoughts on “Srawberry-Watermelon Cooler

  1. GFLife247

    We love watermelon here! We have a favorite watermelon smoothie, but it’s a bit more dessert like since I actually put sorbet in it. We also make a watermelon soup that’s refreshing as well. And, we eat plain watermelon. I’ll definitely have to add this Watermelon Cooler to the list of drinks I should try this summer. Happy FF and have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. apuginthekitchen

    You are so right nothing more refreshing than a cold slice of watermelon, combining with strawberry in a drink sounds so good. Adding lime will balance it so nicely. I really love this drink!!

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  3. Jhuls

    This drink sounds great for the hot weather outside. Thanks for sharing, Nancy. Have a great weekend. Happy FF. 🙂 xx

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  4. cookingwithauntjuju.com

    These are two of my favorite fruits – I can still get Michigan strawberries and I know I can come up with a watermelon – perfect for this weekend. Thanks Nancy for sharing with Fiesta Friday #73 🙂

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    1. nancyc Post author

      Your new site looks great! Didn’t see where I could add a comment, but I will be back to do some browsing! 🙂

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      1. eclecticoddsnsods

        Thanks Nancy really appreciate you taking the time 😀 there’s a blog section in the website you should be able to comment actually you would be the first if you did. Now I’m interested to know that one can lol x

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  5. Michelle @ Giraffes Can Bake

    This looks so yummy, I love the flavour combination! And with the water content of the watermelon, it’s perfect for the summer – nice and refreshing! Definitely the perfect summer drink to brighten up the rainy day we’re having here!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Fiesta Friday!

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  6. petra08

    What a perfect summer drink! It looks so good!I love watermelon and often use it in cooking but one of my all time favourites is watermelon and feta cheese salad! 🙂

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  7. Shari

    I love watermelon and strawberries, too, and anything slushy. I’ve never tried a watermelon slushy, though. This looks absolutely delicious and very refreshing. I love the addition of lime, too. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

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  8. Fae's Twist & Tango

    Adding strawberries to what is already a cool drink is brilliant. It adds a tart flavor. Lemon juice adds a different kind of tartness, which is quite pleasing. A great drink!

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  9. Bam's Kitchen

    So refreshing and delicious! I might even throw in a little champagne in there this weekend as celebrating the big 25th anniversary. Pinned and shared, of course!

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  10. lelaburris

    Yummy! My hubs loves watermelon and I have a feeling he would definitely be into this drink. Great recipe! Thanks for linking up at Inspiration Thursday! Hope to see you next week!

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